Pilates offers a great workout for everyone by emphasizing proper exercise techniques, mind-body connection, and core stability. This ensures that you move in ways that suit your body, rather than mindlessly repeating exercises. Additionally, Pilates can enhance your strength, especially if you prefer toning muscles without lifting heavy weights.1

One of the appealing aspects of Pilates is its flexibility. You can adjust exercises to match your fitness level, whether you're a beginner or seeking a challenge.

While it's true that Pilates can be done at home, First Pilates suggests starting with trial classes at studios, especially for beginners. This allows newcomers to learn correct techniques and receive guidance from instructors from the outset.

Here are some important considerations for beginners:

  • Consult your doctor before starting any exercise program.
  • Different Pilates programs cater to various groups, such as pregnant women, older adults, or individuals with back problems or weak bones.
  • If you experience pain during exercises, take a break and reassess. With practice, you'll become adept at modifying movements or avoiding discomfort.
  • If possible, seek personal instruction from a qualified Pilates instructor. Even a few sessions can establish a strong foundation and help you discover what suits your body best.

An introductory class covers safety guidelines, terminology, and the basics of Pilates, allowing participants to disclose any past or ongoing injuries. You'll learn fundamental Pilates principles, including activating the pelvic floor and mastering correct breathing techniques, alongside basic exercises typically performed in regular classes. This session serves as a beginner's guide to Pilates, helping you familiarise yourself with the terminology and techniques.

At First Pilates Goulburn, you'll also become acquainted with the reformer machine, learning safety precautions and fundamental exercises to ensure a comprehensive understanding of Pilates practice.

At First Pilates Goulburn, we welcome everyone with open arms, especially beginners. We understand the importance of fostering a community of healthier, happier, and more confident individuals. That's why we offer an enticing Intro Pack deal - just $60 for 5 classes. This allows newcomers to dip their toes into the world of Pilates before fully committing.

[1] https://www.self.com/gallery/beginner-pilates-workout

[2] https://www.healthline.com/health/fitness/pilates-for-beginners#workout-plan

[3] https://www.premiumpilates.com.au/blog/why-do-i-need-to-do-an-introductory-pilates-class